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Journalism: Bias in the News Media

Understanding Bias

Media Bias Infographic, 2021

Do our news channels actually inform us?



Cassino, Dan, Peter Woolley & Krista Jenkins . What You Know Depends on What You Watch: Current Events Knowledge across Popular News Sources. Fairleigh Dickinson University's Public Mind Poll. May 3, 2012. Accessed 2 Oct. 2018.

Newspapers (editorial positions)

LiberalNew York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post

ConservativeWall Street Journal, New York Post, Washington Times

Non-PartisanChristian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education


LiberalThe Nation, Harper's, The Progressive, Monthly Review, Mother Jones, Dissent, American Prospect

ConservativeNational Review, The American Spectator, The New American, The American Conservative, The Weekly Standard

Libertarian/IndependentDissent, Reason, Skeptical Inquirer

Non-PartisanNewsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, New Republic


Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics

  • Seek truth and report it
  • Minimize harm
  • Act independently
  • Be accountable and transparent